Tough year ends for JDCC volleyball

Published 11:09 pm Monday, October 31, 2005

By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
Faulkner State brought the final curtain down on the Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks volleyball season Thursday with a 30-13, 30-15, 30-25 victory in Bay Minette.
JDCC not only ended the season with a 20-match losing streak, but the Lady Warhawks lost their last 43 sets. Ironically, JDCC's last set victory came against Faulkner State when the Sun Chiefs visited Brewton September 29.
Tiffany Andersen led the Lady Warhawks (3-29 and 2-14 in the Alabama Community College Conference) with six kills, while Ashley Willoughby had five. Lashundra Clausell served up three aces.
The Lady Warhawks stepped out of conference play Wednesday and lost a 30-22, 30-13, 33-31 decision at Pensacola Junior College.
Andersen posted a team high seven kills, while Willoughby had three. Elizabeth Haddock had two aces with one block.
JDCC closed out the home portion of its season Tuesday when it lost a 30-15, 30-25, 30-24 decision to Wallace State-Hanceville.
The Lady Warhawks had some chances to pull out each of the sets, even in the opener where they lost by 15.
In that opener, JDCC pulled within 12-10 after a defensive point and a service point by Clausell. Wallace State quickly took control with an 11-1 run that knocked the lead up to a commanding bulge of 23-11.
The Lady Warhawks erased three four-point deficits in set two, the last of which was a 21-17 hole. JDCC was able to climb out of that hole when a defensive point and a four-point string by Kandace Stewart with the aid of kills by Clausell and Andersen put the Lady Warhawks up 23-22. JDCC also had a 24-23 lead, but managed just one defensive point the rest of the way.
In the finale, the Lady Warhawks were nearly able to work their way back from a seven-point deficit of 13-6.
JDCC was able to cut the gap to just 23-22 when Clausell put together a three-point string with a defensive kill and two service points.
Wallace State never let the Lady Warhawks get over the hump, as it scored seven of the final nine points to close things out.

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